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This Cheesy Cauliflower Soup is creamy, comforting, and packed with delicious flavor! Perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends at home.

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

This Cheesy Cauliflower Soup is creamy, comforting, and packed with delicious flavor! Perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends at home....and you won't believe how easy it is to make!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Cathy Trochelman

Ingredients

  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 c. half & half substitute milk if desired
  • 1 c. shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cut cauliflower into small florets.
  2. Combine cauliflower florets in a medium saucepan with chicken broth, onion, garlic, and thyme.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from pan, reserving 1/3 of cauliflower.
  5. Transfer remaining 2/3 to a food processor or blender OR use an immersion blender to blend until pureed. (*note: let cauliflower mixture cool slightly before using in a blender.)
  6. In a large saucepan melt butter and flour over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  7. Gradually mix in half & half; add salt and pepper.
  8. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils.
  9. Blend in cauliflower puree and shredded cheese; heat, stirring occasionally, until cheese melts.
  10. Stir in reserved cauliflower.
  11. Garnish with fresh thyme or crispy fried onions, as desired.